Welcome to the Honderson Family page at Surname Finder, a service of Genealogy Today. Our editors have compiled this checklist of genealogical resources, combining links to commercial databases along with user-contributed information and web sites for the Honderson surname. As additional sources for vital records, original documents, vintage photographs and surname-based DNA projects are discovered, this page is updated to offer the best list for researching Honderson ancestry. Share this page on Twitter!
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The Honderson Family Tree
Everyone has different reasons for building a family tree; your personal motiviation will influence whether the Honderson family tree has more depth or breadth. Have you struck a Honderson brick wall? Read "Caring for your Ancestors" for some helpful advice.
Best Tree Collections for Discovering Honderson Ancestors
Patronymics is the practice of naming children using the given name of the father, grandfather, or other male ancestor followed by a suffix. In the case of Honderson, it is possible that one of your English ancestors was given the patronym for being the "son of Honder." Please read "Patronymics and Other Naming Patterns" and "Patronymics: Help Not Hindrance," for further details.
Many things can go wrong when a record collection is indexed. If you're having diffculty finding Honderson ancestors in a particular database at one site, try finding it on another and compare the results. If you want to know When were Honderson births first recorded in the United States?, then read this frequently asked question.
Top Five Genealogy Databases to Search for Honderson
Census records are among the most useful records available for family tree building. There are currently matching Honderson records at Ancestry.com! Start exploring this online Honderson family history resource today.
Origins of the Honderson Surname
It is quite possible for two people with the Honderson last name to have been given that surname for entirely different reasons. Discovering the country from which your Honderson ancestors originated can often yield additional clues for the meaning of the surname. Keep in mind that it was not unusual for a last name to be altered as an ancestor entered a new country.
Honderson DNA Projects
Don't believe the hype! When DNA testing was first made available for genealogical purposes, some companies boasted how it could solve all your Honderson family tree mysteries. DNA testing can be a useful tool, when applied properly to a given research issue. If you're not sure how DNA testing could aid your Honderson research, read "Using DNA to Find Your Surname".
Honderson Family History
There is more to exploring your Honderson ancestry than just gathering a bunch of names and dates. Understanding where your ancestors lived, how they were employed, and what they did for fun, may give you a better appreciation of your heritage. Whether you are a beginner or expert genealogists, knowing Where can I find a biography of my Honderson ancestor? is always useful.
Networking with Honderson Researchers
When digging deeper into your ancestor's occupation, a great way to connect with others of a similar interest -- many who might have detailed information, is by posting a message board query giving clear information as to your ancestor's name and the specific occupation or organization, in time and place. The article "Looking for John Smith - Focusing a Query" provides some valuable tips for posting successful Honderson queries.
You may also want to consider posting a query to the Community Message Boards at Genealogy Today to get assistance from other researchers on your most elusive Honderson ancestors.
Honderson Achievements & Celebrities
Web Sites & Blogs with Honderson Research
If you are having difficulty locating records for the last name of Honderson, contact the folks at ProGenealogists for a free research estimate. You may also find it helpful to read, "When, Why and How to Hire a Professional Genealogist."
To recommend your web site/blog for inclusion on this page, please submit a link to the user-contributed directory at Genealogy Today. Your web page may appear once its content has been reviewed by our editors.
Upcoming Honderson Family Reunions
Pedigree charts and family group records are important genealogical tools, so bringing or creating on site a big family pedigree (or family tree) is sure to draw attention; at the same time, have plenty of blank family group sheets available for individual families to complete and submit to go into a "Honderson family record book," which you can then digitize and share -- you can then bring the physical book back to the next reunion, adding new families each time. The article "Reunions: Beyond Aunt Pat's Rhubarb Pie and Aunt Edna's Wet Kisses" may provide you with tips for hosting a successful Honderson reunion.